Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
"This is the second collaboration from Johnstone & Malesson, following The Girl in the Fifth Floor Walk-Up published by SUN in 2014. In their new book, ESCAPE, the artist duo create a world in which a fantasy-driven story of an upstate New York foray, plays out as an act between the two characters, in which the parables of invention and revelation of who is controlling the camera become the central dialogue. The use of expired, vintage Polaroid 600 film presents the images as anachronistic and seem to be from another time. It is a story in which the viewer is left to determine if the protagonist is the victim, the villain or the heroine - and who or what are they seeking to ESCAPE? The book also features an essay by Matthias Harder, Director of the Helmut Newton Foundation and an afterward by Brad Feuerhelm, Director of American Suburb X."
At the end of the signing event on November 30th, Dashwood Books along and the authors Charlie and Heather will raffle off a framed and signed original Polaroid, an outtake from the ESCAPE series. To be eligible one has to have purchased a copy of ESCAPE from Dashwood whether online or in person - one does not need to be present at the event itself. The lucky winner’s name will be drawn from Charlie’s hat and can be picked up or arrangements made for shipment.